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Cragside © National Trust Images Andrew Butler

Newcastle’s Living History & Heritage

Newcastle serves as our brilliant base for this tour, which packs in Northern history and heritage. We include guided tours of the vibrant city and of the ‘Three Families’, discovering some of the North East’s most influential families. We also step back in time at the famous open-air Beamish Living History Museum! PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Newcastle Today we are met by our guide who will treat us to a half day step-on guided tour of Newcastle . We experience how the city has dramatically changed from “carrying coal” to becoming a cultural hub within North East England. Understand the history and heritage from its Roman origins, Anglo Saxon past through to the age of steam and coal to today and beyond. Highlights include Old Newcastle (castle and cathedral quarters), classic Grainger Town (Earl Grey – he of the tea!), Quayside and some hidden gems along the way. After our tour we have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this fine city. Day 3 Beamish Museum Today we visit the Living Museum of the North, the Beamish Museum . This famous open-air museum, set within 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. We experience town life as it would have been in the 1940s during World War II, visit a 1940’s farm, pop into the Colliery and Pit Village in the early 1900s and take unlimited free rides on the Beamish tram. Day 4 Three Families Tour Today we are met by our guide as we embark on a full day step-on tour of the Three Families . Explore some of the most influential families in North East England. At Wallington House , we learn about the Blackett family, wealthy mine owners and politically influential, and the famous Trevelyan family. One of the most influential surnames to date, however – and for good reason – must be that of Armstrong. Lord William Armstrong of both Newcastle and Cragside was an industrialist, inventor and philanthropist. Learn about the influences of North East powerhouses during this awe-inspiring National Trust tour of Wallington & Cragside. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.


Beamish Museum

Credit Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

© National Trust Images Andrew Butler

Tyne Bridge © NewcastleGateshead Initative

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Located next to the River Tyne in the riverside area of Newcastle, the contemporary Copthorne Newcastle is proud of its warm welcome to coach groups. It’s a 20 minute walk to the city centre and has easy access to all road links. All 156 bedrooms boast wonderful river views from the large bay windows and are comfortable and well decorated. The large, modern restaurant overlooks the river and is contemporary in style, whilst the bar has a sports-bar feel with comfortable seating. There is also an outside terrace that makes the most of the riverside location. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £349pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £113 Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Half day step-on guided tour of Newcastle • Entrance to Beamish Museum • Full day step-on guided Three Families tour • Entrance to Wallington House & Gardens • Entrance to Cragside

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